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Frederick the Great, whom Voltaire had once met and with whom he had been corresponding  regularly for some time, had been urging the Frenchman to come to Potsdam, where the Prussian  king had established his academy and was anxious to add another star to his galaxie of  philosophes,  the intellectuals of Europe. So Voltaire took up his residence at Potsdam in 1750.  There, the recipient of a generous pension, he completed his most ambitious historical work, the  Si è cle de Louis XIV;  wrote a new philosophical tale,  Microm é gas,  which illustrates the influence of  Swift's  Gulliver's Travels  upon his own fiction; and worked on his universal history. Unfortunately, the friendship of Frederick and Voltaire did not flourish; both could be difficult  individuals in their respective ways. Voltaire was offended by elements in the king's personal life and  found him to be particularly arrogant. What ultimately led to the break in their relationship, however, 
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